TSX near six-week high as energy leads gains

TSX near six-week high as energy leads gains”

Canada's main stock index posted its highest closed in almost six weeks on Monday, led by gains for its heavyweight energy sector, while financials and industrials also gained ground. Among the notable winners on the day was Cenovus Energy Inc (+2.14%) and Inter Pipeline Ltd (+3.34%).

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 33.96 points, or 0.22 percent, to 15,270.63.

Crude oil prices slipped $0.33 to $50.02.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 53.41 points to 22,321.75.

The Canadian dollar fell 0.91 cents to 0.8133 US dollar while oil prices took on one cent a barrel to 49.9 Canadian dollars (40.6 USA dollars) and gold prices fell 13.90 to 1,311.3 US dollars an ounce.

In world markets; the Nikkei soared 397.51 points to 20,299.38 and the Hang Seng slipped 107.94 to 28,051.41.

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